Family violence is ultimately about inequalities of power between women and men and the exercise of this power in order to control or dominate. It can take many forms, including:
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Emotional or psychological abuse
- Economic or financial abuse
- Cultural or spiritual abuse
- Threatening speech and behaviour
- Other behaviours that control or dominate, causing fear for safety and wellbeing
- Causing a child to witness any of the above behaviours
Our specialist team works with victim-survivors to access the services they need for recovery and to support their long-term therapeutic journey.
Recovery Case Management
This may suit you if you are seeking:
- emotional support and material aid for short-term challenges after a period of crisis
- help to access secure housing, financial aid, mental health, treatment for alcohol and other drugs and gambling addiction, as well as other services
- support with court proceedings and other legal matters
- assistance and referrals for concerns with parenting or child development
- advice, information, and advocacy to support your recovery
This service may suit you if you are:
- safe from heightened, serious, and immediate danger or risk of family violence
- seeking emotional support for over a longer-term period
- interested in empowering yourself with knowledge and skills for safe, healthy relationships
- prepared to participate in regular and intensive individual or group-based therapy
These services are provided at no cost to residents from Wodonga, with outreach to Corryong, Tallangatta, Tangambalanga, Kiewa, and Mount Beauty.
This service is available at Gateway Health – 155 High Street, Wodonga.
Please contact us for more information.
Other recommended support services
- Junction Support Services for counselling, support, and group programs or for child/youth services – Phone 02 6043 7400.
- Centre Against Violence (CAV) offers case management and crisis recovery services to women and children affected by family violence (and both female/male clients seeking support regarding past/current sexual abuse) – Phone 03 5722 2203.
- Victim Assistance Program (VAP) may also be able to provide assistance – Phone 1300 362 739 / email VAPIntake@merrihealth.org.au.